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Apple TV+ Orders Anthology Drama ‘Roar’

The Series to Tell Stories From a "Uniquely Female Point of VIew'

Streamer Apple TV+ has greenlit anthology drama “Roar” starring Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, and Alison Brie. The series is based on a book of short stories by Cecilia Ahern and will consist of eight half-hour episodes told of a “uniquely female point of view.” It is created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, the duo behind “GLOW.”

“Roar” is the first to be released under Mensch and Flahive’s overall deal with Apple.

In addition to starring, Kidman will executive produce alongside Per Saari via Blossom Films. Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Allie Goss will executive produce on behalf of Made Up Stories. Flahive and Mensch will create, showrun and serve as executive producers. Theresa Park will serve as executive producer for her Per Capita Productions and author Cecelia Ahern will executive produce through Greenlight Go. “Roar” will be produced for Apple by Endeavor Content.